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1979 Palmer Johnson German Freers 51

19 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

Maro IV is just completing a one year trip around the North Atlantic from the Gulf of St-Lawrence to Scotland, Spain, Portugal and the Caribbean. All systems were renovated in 2009 and the boat is in very good shape and is ready to leave again for very fast and safe ocean passages. It is already equipped with SSB with Pactor III modem for emails at sea, EPIRB, liferaft, water maker and diesel heater.
Originally built for the 1979 Admiral’s Cup/Fastnet Race British team, it was the prototype of the Swan 51. After years of racing, it was modified to be a performance cruiser/gentleman’s racer under the name Toscana (ex Blizzard). It has been continuously upgraded over the years with a lower draft keel from MARS metal, a very solid titanium and carbon fibre rudder, hydraulic auto pilot, hydraulic windlass for high performance Mason anchor with 300 feet of quality chain, technical mast with solar panels and wind generator mounting.

Equipment on Board:

Sailing gear:
• Discontinuous rod rigging, most replaced in 2009, completely new stay and back stay.
Running backstays and removable lower stay with synthetic cable. New wire baby stay.
• Navtec hydraulic vang and backstay
• Headstay Harken Genoa furler
• New mainsail in heavy dacron, North sails(2010)
• New #3 genoa in dacron, Owen Sails(2010)
• Spinnaker with sock and ATN tacker system for removing the need of a spinnaker pole
• Storm gib
• Storm trysail
• 4 spreader mast
• 2 Lewmar winches cross linked to pedestal winch (coffee grinder)
• 2 Lewmar #65, 3 speed self-tailing
• 2 Lewmar#55, 2 speed self-tailing
• 1 Lewmar#52, 2 speed self-tailing
• 2 Lewmar #46, 2 speed self-tailing

Other sails and gear (Available in Canada)
• 1 mainsail in 3DL North and 1 in kevlar
• North light#1 Kevlar North
• Heavy #1 3DL North
• #2- 3 DL North
• #3 Kevlar North
• North Light Staysail with roller furling
• Kevlar staysail withroller furling
• spinnaker .6 oz
• North spinnaker .75 oz
• #2 dacron cruising genoa for the harken roller furling
• Kevlar reachers (3)

Hull and Desk systems:
• Hydraulic windlass
• Mason anchor (main anchor) on bow roller, 100 meter chain
• Secondary emergency anchor, Fortress aluminum anchor on quick release system.
• Technical mast for dinghy
o 2 solar panels 120W with regulator

o GPS antenna
o Wifi external antenna (up to one mile reach)
o Radar reflector
o Radar mount
o Quick release MOB pole
o Back balcony that slides down into a swimming platform
• B&G hydraulic auto pilot
• Volvo Penta diesel engine135 HP with hydraulic transmission (rebuilt new in 2008). 1 alternator 180 amp (rebuilt 2009) and one 30 amp alternator.
• Propeller: blade 22″ dia. Maxprop, PSS dripless seals
• 5 large battery banks, 1 for the engine and 4 for house batteries
• Water maker Power survivor 40E
• Hot & cold pressure water

Instruments:
• Brooks & Gatehouse system, Hercules system with 11 FFD readouts, 2- 20/20 readouts
• 3 compasses and electronic compass
• Furuno radar
• Northstar 952x GPS chartplotter
• VHF
• SSB-Icom 706 with Pactor 3 (USB) for emails and weather at sea
• stereo/cd
• EPIRB
• Analog barometer Trintec
• Icom portable VHF IC-M72 (charger mounted on instrument panel for quick disposition)
• Electrocatalytic protection gauge

Other:
• Diesel heater Dickinson
• Dickinson BBQ
• 6 man life raft

Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
Palmer Johnson German Freers 51
I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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